Oleksandr Usyk has presented some advice to his heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz in December.
Joshua (22-1) has the danger to reclaim his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles when he meets Ruiz (33-1) for a 2d time on 7 December in Saudi Arabia.
The Mexican-American received their first combat in June by the use of 7th spherical stoppage, however is going into the rematch as the numerous underdog with the bookmakers, simply as he did within the first contest.
Usyk, who’s stepping up from cruiserweight to make his heavyweight debut later this 12 months, downplayed Joshua’s loss in June, however stated he will have to be aware of something to make sure it doesn’t occur once more.
‘Sometimes it happens, sometimes you and sometimes you lose in this sport,’ Usyk informed Express Sport.
‘It is not anything terrible, you want to proper the errors you made within the first combat.
‘He wishes to return again to the hoop and field Ruiz Jr out. The key phrase being field.
‘He shouldn’t combat, or combat, he must field him out of there.’
Joshua will likely be having a look to dance again from the primary and simplest defeat of his skilled occupation and will likely be underneath immense power to ensure he doesn’t repeat the similar errors of the primary combat.
If AJ can reclaim his gold belts, then Usyk (16-0) might be looking ahead to him as his subsequent opponent in 2020.
The Ukrainian received each prize there may be to win at cruiserweight in simply 16 skilled bouts and can make the transfer to heavyweight towards Carlos Takam within the coming months.
He used to be because of face Takam previous in 2019 however used to be compelled to drag out with a bicep damage. If he wins on his debut at heavyweight, particularly if this can be a convincing victory, AJ might be subsequent for the unbeaten superstar.
‘I just want to box. I want to fight as soon as possible but I realise it can’t occur that rapid,’ Usyk stated.
‘The next opponent will be Carlos Takam.’